2021 Central Ohio Uncommitted LB’s

Posted On: 10/13/20 10:43 PM

Two years ago, Anoka sophomore Chikezie AttamaChikezieAttamaOLAnoka | 2021StateMN had never played in an organized football game. Now, Attama is a two-year starter for the Tornados and has interest from Midwest colleges.

"My friend recommended I play," Attama said. "He told me to ’just try it out.’ It wasn’t just me; he approached a whole group of friends to come out. He got a group of four guys out. One of the captains of the team also told me to try football. A group of us tried it out."

Although he obviously had his struggles, it didn’t take long for Attama to get into the starting lineup.

"It was my first year of football, so I struggled a little bit," Attama admitted. "Now, I am good with everything. I understand the plays and am more physical and more athletic. That was a big thing for me; I wasn’t big enough last year. I was 180 pounds, and now I am 220 pounds."

"I was normally the weak side, outside linebacker," Attama continued. "The hardest thing for me to pick up were the plays. I wasn’t getting the concepts quick enough."

Making his transition into football was made even more difficult

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